Quality of Context Enhancements and Cost Effective Radio over Fiber Network Planning

Ahmed Sherif Mahmoud Shawky

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandling

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In Communication networks today there is an endless quest for increased capacity and improved quality. With wireless systems being now popular worldwide for allowing users and devices to communicate and share information with each other irrespective of their location, the development of sustainable and reliable mobile applications is becoming a rising issue for next generation networks. Manufacturers and service providers are not only looking to increase capacity, bandwidth and performance properties, but are also looking into the network's ability to support new applications, features and improved services. The increased number of mobile users puts a demand on today's networks in terms of application sensitivity, mobility and reliability.

Mobile operators are offering various context-aware services and applications to the user. Today, mobile users are demanding access to dynamic context information at any time, thus due to the sensitivity of such context applications, users can easily get frustrated in case the context information received is no longer valid. Mobile operators are in search for methods to ensure reliability of dynamic context information.

Another main concern for both mobile operators and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) is providing their customers with higher bandwidth and better network services. Mobile applications today running on various devices such as smart-phones, tablets and other connected devices are consuming large amounts of network bandwidth. Mobile operators are now looking into heterogeneous networks to improve existing mobile broadband in order to accommodate such mobile applications and devices.

This PhD thesis provides mobile service providers and operators with a set of tools that aim to improve network services provided to the user. The PhD study looks into dynamic context information reliability by developing models and online algorithms that ensure increased reliability for context information exchange. Eventually, the PhD looks into improving network planning by implementing an automated network planning model that takes advantage of both Radio over Fiber (RoF) and heterogeneous wireless networks to meet the increasing demands for higher bandwidth.
ForlagAalborg Universitetsforlag
Antal sider140
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-7112-512-2
StatusUdgivet - 2016
NavnPh.d.-serien for Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet

Bibliografisk note

PhD supervisor:
Associate Professor Jens Myrup Pedersen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Assistant PhD supervisor:
Associate Professor Rasmus Løvenstein Olsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Professor Hans-Peter Schwefel, Aalborg University, Denmark

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